Year 1P

Year 1P

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Castles Have Been Created!

Last Friday we were lucky enough to have so many parent helpers to assist us with constructing our Castles during Art. The children created cones with decorative paper to top their turrets, used scissors to cut 'battlement' edges into their castles, attached materials with PVA, masking tape and created drawbridges from string and cardboard. Some interesting features on our castles included a range of different sized towers, dungeons, portcullises, turrets and one castle even had a moat filled with pretend water. It was fantastic to see the Year Ones put their creative hats on to construct their own unique and inventive structures.

Thank you to all Year One parents for helping your children gather and collect various recycled materials from home. We had so many toilet rolls, shoeboxes, containers and other items that we put to good use. A big thanks to our wonderful parent helpers from Year 1S and Year 1P for making this activity possible.

Mrs Sherborne and Mrs Hanmer

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

STEM activity - A chair for Baby Bear

In Science we have been learning about how everyday materials can be changed in a variety of ways. We have explored that materials can be warmed, cooled, bent, stretched and twisted.

We have been planning our STEM project of making a chair for Baby Bear as Goldilocks broke his last one! We have been asked to design a new chair made only with newspaper and sticky tape.

We needed to work out:
- How we can change newspaper into the shape of a chair
- What actions we need to take to change the shape of the paper eg. roll, cut, fold, scrunch
- How the chair can hold the weight of a small bear.

The children loved working in teams of three to create their design.

This Friday we will be creating our chairs so we are asking for any newspaper that you have to be brought in for our creations! 

Thank you

Miss Prowse and Miss Gilpin

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Star Citizen for Excellence

Congratulations to Lakey for being our first Star Citizen for Excellence! You are a true star citizen Lakey!

Miss Prowse

Friday, 2 November 2018

Year 1P Prayer Assembly

The children of Year 1P participated in their prayer assembly today and did a wonderful job of explaining the meaning of Advent and how we can prepare for Christmas and the coming of Jesus.

The children did a wonderful job of writing their own prayers of ways they can be kind and loving both at school and at home. We finished with an old favourite 'This little light of mine' and boy did they shine!

Thank you to the parents who practised parts with their children, we appreciate it :)

Miss Prowse and Miss Gilpin

Week 4 Merit award winners

Congratulations to Oscar and Maddy who were this weeks merit award winners. You are both Year One superstars!

Miss Prowse

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Castle Construction

Next Friday 9th November we will be creating our very own castles during our Art lesson. We are still seeking recycled materials that will be useful for our castle construction. Here are some items that may be of use to us:

  • Shoe boxes/other cardboard boxes
  • Lace/interesting fabrics
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Decorative paper
  • Cardboard coffee trays
  • Pop sticks/toothpicks
  • Anything else that you can think of!
If your child has items that they would like to use exclusively for their own castle please place these items in a carry bag with your child's name on it and bring into school over the next week.
We have plenty of turrets and decorations that the children will be able to add to their castles while they are constructing them at school. 

If you have any hot glue guns at home we would love to borrow them! We are also seeking some empty sauce bottles with 'squeezy' lids that we can use for PVA glue.
Here are a few ideas that we will look at in Art tomorrow.

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Session times are from: 
10am-11am (1S)
11:30am-12:30pm (1P)
If you can assist with our Castle construction we would much appreciate the help during these sessions next Friday. Please email me on or come and let me know in the classroom if you can assist.

Thank you
Mrs Sherborne

Monday, 29 October 2018

Week 3 merit award winners

Congratulations to Hugh and Sofia who were the week 3 merit award winners. You are both Year One super stars!

Miss Prowse